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 Post subject: Euro 4 Vito Taxi
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:55 am 
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Location: Wolverton, buckinghamshire
How reliable are the first generation Mercedes Vito Taxis Euro4?
what are the main faults too look out for?
What sort of fuel average do they give on average driving?

One of our guys just bought a Euro 5 and is selling his Euro 4 at a good price, New cab prices are too high for me to afford at the moment.

MK council wont licence a HC over 5 years. So if i buy he will have to sell me his wich the plate and he will licence his Euro 5 on my plate

Its a 2009 59 KPM Vito Taxi
290k Miles

Anyone can give me info in what to look out for and any upcoming expenses i will be facing.

As i cant afford a newer cab and cant afford for any major random issues.


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 Post subject: Re: Euro 4 Vito Taxi
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:59 pm 
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Kpm are better inside than a Scottish one.A few of our lads have got them and are reasonably happy with them.


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 Post subject: Re: Euro 4 Vito Taxi
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:34 pm 
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I think a motor that has done that amount of miles is always close to breaking down and costing a fortune.

I would suggest you try hard to put some money aside just in case.

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 Post subject: Re: Euro 4 Vito Taxi
PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:24 pm 
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Plus many LA's are now requiring Euro 6 diesels, they are also CAZ/ULEZ compliant

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 Post subject: Re: Euro 4 Vito Taxi
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The main thing to watch out for on these is the ‘Black Death’ leaking injector problem. If the injectors haven’t been replaced, budget for £1,000 for parts plus fitting!


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 Post subject: Re: Euro 4 Vito Taxi
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:17 pm 
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What sort of Mpg do these give you ?


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 Post subject: Re: Euro 4 Vito Taxi
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:22 pm 
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rashid wrote:
What sort of Mpg do these give you ?


Mine had 230,000 on the clock and was around 28mpg average.


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